When you add a new artwork to ArtGallery.co.uk it is reviewed by one of our expert curators. This is to ensure all the art we sell is of a consistently high quality, and complies with our standards.

When you have added a new artwork and added photos to it, please sit back and wait for us to review it. This normally takes less than 24 hours. You can see the status of your artwork from your Listings page. If successful, your listing will be marked 'online', otherwise, the curators will contact you by email to discuss improvements.

Our aim is to get all your artwork online as quickly as possible. We accept a very high percentage of all artwork, but occasionally we do need to reject a piece. Here’s why this might happen and what you can do about it.

Reasons for rejecting an artwork

  1. Gallery photo has extra background
    This means that the main photo for the piece has extra background such as the wall it is hanging on. Please make sure the main photo only shows the picture itself and nothing else.

  2. Gallery photo does not show the whole artwork
    Some of the artwork has been cropped out of the main photo. Please make sure the main photo shows all the picture and nothing else.

  3. Gallery photo is skewed
    In the main photo (known as the gallery photo) you need to take the photo from directly in front. If the picture is taken from an angle we’ll reject it for this reason.

  4. Photos have watermarks or other markings on them
    We don’t normally allow photographs which contain watermarks, as this has a detrimental effect on sales.

  5. Photos are of more than one artwork
    You can include multiple photos of your artwork but please make sure you don’t attach photos of a different artwork.

  6. Photos not of high enough quality
    If your photos are too grainy, out of focus or have other quality problems, the artwork may be rejected for this reason.

  7. Photos too small
    Please make sure your photos are at least the minimum size.

  8. Photos of edge of artwork required
    In some cases it is vital to add photos of the edge of an artwork to allow customers to see what the edges look like.

  9. One or more photos are the wrong way up
    Make sure the photos are the right way up before uploading them.

  10. Not of commercial quality
    We feel this artwork is not of a standard to be sold through a commercial gallery. Please try again with other artwork.

  11. Not enough photos
    We normally require at least three photos before placing an artwork online for sale.

  12. Description contains link to other web site
    Please remove any references to other web sites from your artwork description.

  13. Description contains spelling error
    Please make sure your artwork description is spelled correctly.

  14. Price is below minimum threshold of £100.
    We don’t sell any artwork for less than £100.

  15. Artwork or artist based outside of EU or US
    You must be based in the EU or the US to sell through ArtGallery.co.uk.

  16. Limited edition prints must include the print run in the description
    Please make sure the relevant details for Limited edition prints are included. This will include the number of prints in the Description and Qty Available fields.

  17. Open edition prints are no longer allowed
    We no longer sell any open edition prints.

  18. Unclear if frame is included
    Please make clear whether a frame is included with the artwork or not.

  19. Photos of edges of artwork required
    More photos are needed which show the edges of the artwork

  20. Other reason
    We’ll add a manual note to the artwork explaining why it was rejected.

All works of art are subject to our Unacceptable Subject Matter Policy.

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